2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
Americans are obsessed with pickup trucks, especially the Ford F-150. In fact, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for almost four decades now, which is unprecedented. Ford absolutely shocked the truck world back in 2015 when they unveiled a completely redesigned version of the F-150 that was unlike any other truck on the market. This truck had a military-grade fully-aluminum body that was lighter than anything else on the market. As a result, it saw significant benefits in areas such as fuel economy and overall performance. Ford has continued to build on that truck and make it better in the years that followed and the new 2017 model is by far the best version to ever hit the market.
We truly believe that the new 2017 Ford F-150 is the best pickup truck on the market today. However, there are plenty of competitor vehicles out there that challenge its market share. One of those vehicles is Chevy’s Silverado model, which is also a top selling pickup truck. Therefore, we have decided to match up the new 2017 Ford F-150 vs the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 in order to figure out which of these two vehicles is best in the new model year.
|2017 Ford F-150||vs||2017 Chevy Silverado 1500|
|25 MPG||HWY Fuel Economy||24 MPG|
|62.3 cu-ft||Cargo Volume||61 cu-ft|
|12,200 pounds||Towing Capacity||12,000 pounds|
2017 Ford F-150: Tough and Durable
When you match up the specifications of the new 2017 Ford F-150 against the 2017 Chevy Silverado, it becomes very obvious that the F-150 is the superior vehicle. First of all, the new 2017 Ford F-150 has a military-grade aluminum body that makes it significantly lighter than any other full size truck on the market. On the other hand, the Chevy Silverado is still using an outdated steel body that is significantly heavier. This helps to give the F-150 the edge in performance over the Chevy Silverado. In fact, the F-150 has a higher tow rating and a higher payload capacity than the Silverado. In addition to that, it also has a slightly better fuel economy rating as well. Therefore, if you are looking for excellent performance and fuel economy, the new Ford F-150 is the clear choice.
Another area where the new 2017 Ford F-150 is clearly superior to the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is with its overall value. The Ford F-150 sells for a starting price tag that is less than the Silverado, yet it comes with more standard equipment, better performance, more cargo volume and a slightly better fuel economy rating. Therefore, the new 2017 Ford F-150 is clearly the better pickup truck in our opinion.